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Copy Deadline: 20th of the month Editor: Pete Hawkins Jaret House, Queen Street, Tideswell T: 01298 872470 E:

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October 2012 Volume 19 Issue 10

Inside this issue.

Is the future of Wakes under threat? Emergency Meeting 9th October 2012

Picture courtesy of Tideswell Artability Group The editorial team reserve the right to edit, omit or hold-over copy. All contributions must be signed although names can be withheld if requested.Views expressed are not necessarily those of the editorial team. Reproduction of articles prohibited without prior permission of the editor and contributor.

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From the Editor

Dates for the Diary


t’s not often that the editor’s phone buzzes with hot news but that was the case recently when the Wakes Committee stood down, leaving the future of Wakes in doubt. I’m sure there’s no one in the village who wants to see it’s demise but a successful Wakes doesn’t organise itself.

Sat 6 - Surgery Open Day, St John’s Institute, 10 am to 2 pm. Sun 7 - Harvest Festival, St John’s Church 10.30 am Mon 8 - Millhouse Green Male Voice Choir, St John’s Church. Free entry 1pm

The old committee have done sterling work over the past few years against a backdrop of rising costs, poor weather and an expectation from many, that Wakes and volunteering is for other people.

Tue 9th - Emergency Wakes Meeting, Fountain Square Church 8 pm Sun 14 - Tidza Ramblers. Meet Cherry Tree Square at 10 am

Even if you’re not into sport, you can’t have failed to notice how it was the volunteers who made London 2012 the success it was. Now is your chance to step up to the plate. The more people that come forward, the easier the new committee’s job will be.

Sat 20 - Cello Concert in aid of Helen’s Trust, Litton Church. 7.30 pm. Thurs 25 - Tideswell Cinema, ‘The Woman in Black’ The George 7.30 pm

Pop the 9th October into your diaries and come along to Fountain Square at 8 pm and volunteer for something, however small. Pete Hawkins

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aving just been to the Annual General Meeting of the Wakes Committee and find that we are, for the first time in many years without a carnival Committee which means....

NO COMMITTEE – NO WAKES. Please, please, please come along.You do not have to join the committee, although if you do that is great! All we want is for anyone who doesn’t want to see wakes die, to come along and offer support in any way that they can. Anyone who would like to attend but are not able to on that day, try to let someone that is attending know of your interest so they can pass it on. You could also join the Tideswell Wakes group on Facebook and express your interest on there. If you are not sure what is needed then come along and find out.

NO TIDESWELL WAKES 2013. The instant reaction to this news is that it has been said before and it always does go ahead, but this year is different –the committee have stepped down and, after many years of hard work are not willing to be re-elected. Without a committee there is no Wakes. We are sure that the majority of the village don’t want Carnival week celebrations to end, so we need you to come forward and help to prevent this.

See you on the 9th and let’s SAVE TIDESWELL WAKES.

There will be an Emergency Meeting at 8.00 on Tuesday the 9th of October at Fountain Square Church. At this meeting we need to elect a new committee.

Polly Jenson, 07970 952875

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ollowing the success of last year’s open day, Tideswell surgery will be holding a similar event this year.

itton Church plays host later this month to a Cello Concert in memory of Ann Atkinson, Derbyshire’s Poet Laureate from 2009 – 2011 and in aid of The Helen’s Trust.

It will be on Saturday 6th October in St. John’s Institute, from 10 am to 2 pm.

The concert starts at 7.30 pm on Saturday, 20th October with music by Benedetto Marcello, Antonio Vivaldi and J.S.Bach, performed by Tom Collingwood.

There will be lots of help and advice available for everyone from healthy eating, exercise for all ages, where to go for help and advice and many other groups and organisations with resources and contact details.

Tom is a solo cellist and chamber musician who studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and has performed at the Manchester International String Quartet festival.

Refreshments will be available - do come and find out more.

Tickets: £5 (£4) from Rosie Ford at (871564) and Litton Shop.



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t’s been a tough time for farmers this year with so much rain, but at least there has been some late sun to make it easier to get the harvest in. Most of us don’t see our food till it arrives in the shops, so are unaware of the struggles to get it there, but we know we should be grateful that even in hard times, we are unlikely to starve.

FOOT CARE CLINIC held at Fountain Square Pharmacy Ltd, Tideswell on Thursdays. Nail Trimming, Removal of Corns & Callouses Verruca Treatments

Harvest Festivals are an opportunity to express our gratitude for all we have, and you are invited to join the congregation at the Parish Church on Sunday 7th October at 10.30 am, at our short Service for All. At the same time, we will be remembering those who have little, and in particular the people of Rwanda in Africa.

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his month’s film is “The Woman in Black” starring Daniel Radcliffe, is at Tideswell Cinema, on Thursday 25th October at 7.30 pm in The George.

Tel: 07968 167036 Litton

It tells the story of a young widowed lawyer who is sent to a remote village to settle the estate of a deceased eccentric woman. He is not welcomed, as the villagers are trying to conceal a deadly secret - a secret he is soon to discover. This is a stylish Gothic story that marks the return of the famous Hammer film stories.

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Farm Life Centre Activities

TASC at Half Term

Walking for Health: Wednesday 17th October, Chatsworth Grounds, start 1 pm – finishing 2 pm

ummer was very exciting at Tideswell Holiday Club and thanks to funding from Derbyshire Community Foundation there was a great programme of activities including trips to Carsington Water, Millhouses Park and Chatsworth. Transport was provided by Bakewell and Eyam Community transport and their excellent team of drivers. The children were also kept entertained on site, with Disney Day, the TASC Olympics, a Magic Show, and a morning making fresh pasta and a healthy sauce, which the children enjoyed for lunch, under the tutelage of the wonderful Michelle from Tideswell School of Food.


A fantastic walk around Chatsworth grounds to see the beautiful autumnal trees. Parking and meeting at Calton Lees car park. Please note there is a pay and display car park. Pen & Ink & Watercolour Weekend: 20th and 21st Oct, 9.30-4.30 pm A course for beginners or those more experienced, led by an experienced painter. The course promises to be informative but fun! Although based at the centre, there will be the opportunity to go out on location to master your skills. For more details please call the course leader Dr Alan Hearsum on 01433 621546 or 07968 941050 or email

We are now looking towards the October half-term and the Holiday Club staff, the lovely Carol and Lauren, will no doubt be arranging some equally exciting activities, especially some spooky Halloween celebration. As well as having access to exciting games, toys, excellent sporting and outdoor facilities the club offers superb child care and engaging activities for 10 hour, 5 hour or 2 hour slots for children aged between 4 and 11. Half term opening times are: Tuesday 30 October, Wednesday 31 October and Thursday 1 November. For more information, please contact staff between 3:20 pm and 6:00 pm on 07792 075486.

Family Farm Health & Safety Day: Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Monday 29th Oct, 9 am – 1.30 pm A fun but informative day for the whole family with information on hazards around the farm, preventing food poisoning, basic first aid, sight checks, healthy eating, falls prevention……Please come along and join in, everyone welcome. For more information please take a look at our website ( uk), visit us on Facebook or call Blackwell Hall Farm, Blackwell, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 9TQ. 01298 85162.

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Darkbrook & the Tideswell Brook

replacing the two metres of wall constantly affected. Darkbrook copes by taking all possible alleviating action and precautions to protect the brook’s flow, given its restriction off site down the culvert. Recently we have removed years of accumulated silt from the brook and grounds to help keep the flow free and clear.


t is 10 years since Darkbrook last wrote to the Village Voice regarding the flow of Tideswell brook through the site. As Tideswell folk will know, the brook is culverted through the village until it opens at Darkbrook and then, at the boundary with “The Croft”, its flow is restricted by a large gritstone lintel fitted across the culvert by former occupants years ago. As the brook descends in height through the village, the pressure and volume of water, in times of flood, can be seen to be immense when it expands into Darkbrook, where the man-made damming of the brook’s flow by the lintel downstream means that an unnaturally high back-up expanse of water seeks a downhill exit.

A solution would be to culvert the brook in accordance with the rest of the village, but this would have colossal ramifications in terms of the further pressure and volume of water sent back up and down the village culvert, already suffering as village growth and climatic changes continue to increase surface water and pressure on it. The brook is allowed to expand at Darkbrook (which thereby relieves problems for everyone else) and to oxygenate which keeps the trout and water voles happy!

Nature has coped with the blockage for many years by repeatedly forcing another waterway through the boundary wall and sending boulders down Buxton Road. The precaution was taken many years ago of not

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ur MS group usually meets at VK but in October we are venturing to Dove Holes Community Centre for an MS information day kindly hosted by the MS Society. The day will feature presentations by many of the key professionals involved in supporting people with MS including a consultant doctor, an MS nurse, an Occupational Therapist and a Physiotherapist. The Tai Chi will be an interesting practical session after lunch as well. All are welcome. The event is on Saturday 20th October at Dove Holes Community Centre 9:30 am Registration. Please book with Hazel Harrison, phone 01625 430933 or look on the MS Society’s website under Macclesfield Branch events. Please contact me if you think I can help or you would like a lift. Andrea M 01298 871820

Gardens R Us


f you haven’t visited the Kitchen Garden recently you are missing a treat. All the areas not being used for cultivation are now covered in gravel, thanks to The Stone Warehouse who kindly donated the gravel, to Markovitz for transporting it, and to Bushey Heath Farm for getting it to the garden, and to the stalwart volunteers who laid and raked it. It makes the garden behind the Institute a pleasure to visit.

It’s a lovely place to spend time and we would dearly like to add a bench or two to the Garden but we have no finance so if anyone has a garden bench they would like to donate, we would love to hear from you. And that’s not all, the flower gardens in Fountain Square and Bank Square have been full of colour all through the summer, thanks to the villagers who donated the plants and the volunteers who have tended, dead-headed and weeded them. Long may it continue. If you have would like to make any donations or would like to become involved in any way. Please contact Mary Landon - Tel 871817(Flower Gardens) or Judy Cooke Tel: 872408 (Kitchen Garden).

Table Tennis


s there anyone out there who fancies a game of table tennis, particularly any golden oldies, remembering the days of their youth? Nicholson Court are particularly interested in such an idea. There is a large comfortable lounge to set up an almost new table tennis table, all necessary equipment and facilities for tea and biscuits. Anyone interested may call one of two ‘star’ players in Terry Hooley (871169) and Bob Eyre (872670) or call the centre manager Claire on 0370 192 4164.

The weather has not been great but we have made headway with growing a variety of vegetables this season, and we were delighted to have won 3rd Prize for our onions in the Allotment Association Show. October 2012



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Dog fouling


t has been noted that despite clear signs stating that dogs are not allowed on any part of the sports complex and school playing fields, certain dog owners are wilfully ignoring the notices and allowing their dogs onto the area with the resultant deposits of excrement.

Tideswell Pre-school Tel: 01298 871888

For children aged 2 to 5 Registered and inspected by OFSTED

Free nursery vouchers accepted Please support your village pre-school, where we make learning fun

Some owners do clear up after their dogs but deposit the waste bag into one of the bins on site. The bins are not for this purpose and it is not an acceptable practice.

Admissions Julie 01298 871903 Treasurer Dawn 01298 871131

We would like to remind dog owners that there are health hazards connected with such mess being left on the grounds, and this is particularly so in respect of children.

A warm welcome to all! No previous experience necessary.

We do not wish to take action against these dog owners but if this practice does not stop we will have no alternative.

Come along to this friendly mixed voice choir who meet Wednesdays 7:30 in Litton Village Hall

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his year we look forward to competitions in drama, sport, public speaking, cooking, crafts as well as stock judging, tractor driving, fencing and many more.

n 22nd to 44th November Tideswell Community Players perform Good Things by Liz Lochhead. This is a gentle romantic comedy set in a charity shop, where second hand goods are not all that come through the door!


We have meetings from talks to outdoor pursuits. We also look forward to our annual Halloween disco and other fund raisers throughout the year.

So come along and find out what we are all about and meet some new people and have a laugh! To find out more about what we do visit www. and find Bakewell Young Farmers on Facebook. For more info call Laura Flower 07527 719080.


To help the production, TCP are looking for a range of props to create the charity shop that is the set. They are looking for a shop mannequin or tailor’s dummy, two artificial Christmas trees, Christmas and Valentines Day decorations, and general goods that would not look out of place in a second hand store. Please make contact now on 872057 or email.

Tidza Fitness Classes

Come and try your local exercise groups, all classes are designed to suit all levels of fitness as you workout at your own pace. These classes are ideal for beginners and regular exercisers. Classes are held at the fountain square church hall and cost £5. Circuits Monday 7-8pm - just turn up. These classes are a mixture of group aerobic exercises and individual exercise stations. Spin Tuesday 1-2pm or 7pm-8pm and Friday 1-2pm or 7.30pm-8.30pm A mixture of sprints, hill climbs, seated climbs and aero racing all without leaving the church hall. All songs are choreographed giving you a great workout. Prefer to train at home? Not a problem, why not have some 1-2-1 personal training at YOUR HOUSE, these sessions are planned to meet your individual needs and goals, e.g. weight loss, toning, to improve your overall health. SPECIAL RATES FOR VV READERS Mountain biking Monthly ladies only evening bike rides See website or call for details, these rides are designed for ALL abilities and cost £5, also available to guide groups or individuals Aromatherapy massage Had a hard week at work, getting stressed at home, why not indulge in a relaxing massage. Sweat and Smile Personal Training is fully insured and we can be contacted on: Mobile: 07914817073 | Facebook: sweat and smile personal training Twitter: sweatandsmile | Website:


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ast month’s walk up Mam Tor and along the ridge was a familiar route to most of us.

e are the Tideswell Living History Group and are making a record of our village’s recent history. Over 30 people so far have told us of their experiences of celebrations, of growing up, and of working in Tideswell and Litton. We have their recordings and will put them into the local history archive for future generations. But we have a bit of a problem, we need a written copy of their recordings and that means listening to them and typing up what they have to say to us.


‘Wonderful!’ said the one person who didn’t know it as she admired the views from the top. It was indeed and that included the weather. A kestrel hovered and alighted at one point. People of all ages were making the most of a glorious day. Special mention must go to the gentleman attired in kilt and sporran. Never had a Bradwell’s ice cream tasted so good as at the end of this walk. Helen Royle 872550.

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If you can audio type, have access to a PC and can find a few hours a month your help will be invaluable, we have all the other things you need. We just need your time and skill. Please get in touch; email tlhg@ or call Judy Cooke on 872408 or Mary Landon on 871817.


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2012 Floral Container Competition Results We would like to thank all those who entered the competition and commemorated this special Jubilee/ Olympic year in flowers. The village looked beautiful. Congratulations to all the winners. We hope to run another competition next year. Best Display: Tindalls Runners Up: Sunnybank, Sherwood Road & Poppies, Bank Square Best Individual Display: Dean Cottage, Sherwood Road

200+ Club

The results of the September draw £25 - 137, £20 - 019, £10 - 273 £10 - 320, £10 - 003 Congratulations to all the winners this month. If you wish to join for the remainder of the year please contact Dorothy Whitehouse 871661 or Judy Cooke 872408. The TDCA is always happy to consider written applications from groups within the community who need extra financial support for a project. Please send any such applications to Sandra Howard, November Cottage, Bank Square, Tideswell. October 2012

Are you new to the district? Please collect a Welcome Pack, free of charge and full of helpful information from Peak District Dairy Shop, or go on our website Please would all businesses and local organisations let me know of any changes to contacts, venues, times, phone numbers etc. so that I can keep the information right up to date. If you wish to advertise in the pack please contact me. Thank you. Dorothy Whitehouse 871661 Wood Collection for the Bonfire

We need your unwanted wood to make this year’s bonfire. If you have suitable wood please telephone either Alan Brignell on 871893 or Andrew Turner (after 6 pm) on 871683 and leave your details and the size of the load before 28th October. Your first trailer load is free but for subsequent loads we would appreciate a donation of £5. Nearer the time you will be advised which night your contributions will be collected. Items must be of a manageable size and someone available to help us load the trailer. We will refuse extra large, heavy or dangerous items. Last year we had wood with nails sticking out, so please knock any nails back into the wood. We can always do with extra helping hands for collection nights. Please let Alan or Andrew know if you can help.


October Courses at the Tideswell School of Food Monday 1st - Soup Kitchen, 6.30pm - 8.30pm £32 Thursday 4th - Middle Eastern Evening 6.30pm - 8.30pm £32 Friday 5th - Introduction to Brewing 9.30am - 1.30pm £85 Friday 5th - Knife Skills 10am - 1.30pm £85 Saturday 6th - Pastry Master Class 10am - 4pm £135 Sunday 7th - A Master Class with Rupert Rowley Head Chef - Fischer’s of Baslow 10am - 4pm £175 Monday 8th - Friday 12th - Intermediate Cookery Week 10am - 4pm daily £650 Saturday 13th - Sushi 10.30am - 4.30pm £150 Sunday 14th - A Cupcake Master Class with Fancie - Amanda Perry 10am - 4pm £135 Wednesday 17th - Introduction to Sausage Making 6.30pm - 8.30pm £30 Thursday 18th - Thai evening 6.30pm - 8.30pm £32 Friday 19th - Foraging for & Cooking with Edible Mushrooms 10 am - 5 pm £95 Saturday 20th - Introduction to Brewing 9.30am - 1.30pm £85 Saturday 20th - Italian Kitchen 10am - 4pm £150

Tuesday 23rd - Chocolate Workshop with Oliver Dunn 6.30pm - 8.30pm £30 Wednesday 24th - Cupcake Workshop 6.30pm - 8.30pm £30 Thursday 25th - Brewing & Tasting Skills 9.30am - 1.30pm £99 Thursday 25th - Baking Cakes & Biscuits 10.30am - 1.30pm £70 Friday 26th - Whisky Tasting 7.30pm - 9pm £25 Friday 26th - Game 10am - 4pm £160 Sunday 28th - Baking Bread for Beginners ( adults & children 7+) 10am - 1.30pm £70 Tuesday 30th - Children’s Cookery Skills (7 11years) 10am - 12.15pm £20 Tuesday 30th - Cupcake Decorating (5 yrs.+) 2pm - 3.30pm £7.50 Wednesday 31st - Children’s Cookery Skills (12 years+) 10am - 12.15 pm £20 Wednesday 31st - Italian Pasta 6.30pm - 8.30pm £32 To find out more about membership or to book a course visit or call us on 01298 871262 or come to the school. The School of Food is run by Taste Tideswell a not - for - profit social enterprise company -

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Hog Roast

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Over The Border


or one of our field trips this year, the History Club visited Casterne Hall near Ilam. Not many of our members had even heard of this Hall, but it turned out to be a real eye-opener and an absolute gem. In Ilam village you turn up the Manifold Valley and after a longish drive through beautiful pastureland and some steep tricky bends you come to this superb looking Georgian house. This is the ancestral home of the Hurt family going back to the late 1400’s, and it is so nice to go round a place where the furnishings and decoration are very much in keeping with the age and style of the building. Charles Hurt, the present incumbent, welcomed us with a completely encompassing introduction and nearly all the rooms - even the family rooms were open for our inspection. But it hasn’t always been in this beautiful condition - Charles’ parents had to buy the place back in the 1950’s and then dedicated the rest of their lives to restoring it from being in a pretty dilapidated state to the “Grandeur in Miniature” we experienced that evening. It was quite humbling to see the trust that the family placed in us - because there were family trinkets left around everywhere for our appreciation. The front of the house is authentic Georgian, the rear has some Jacobean, there are Roman remains in the foundations and the hillsides are littered with iron-age, bronze-age and new stoneage remains.

Being a sociable, as well as an enquiring bunch of pilgrims, we ended the night with beer and sandwiches at the Jug and Glass. Many thanks are due to Julia Walker for finding the place for us and to Elaine Chapman for being the “whipper-in”. Brian Woodall

Holiday Cottage Debate


ear Sir,

The debate in Village Voice about holiday homes has been, thankfully, very measured and thoughtful. However the fact remains that about a third of our older cottages have gone this way. This is at present, sustainable - but if you visit some of the more remote villages in the Yorkshire Dales, then the figure can be far, far higher, As you walk round these villages mid-week in winter, you realise that they have become merely fossils. They have had all the local life sucked out of them and no longer will they be able to hold a sports day, a gala day,or even a harvest festival. Tideswell, being much closer to Southern England, is even more attractive, because a cottage here at only £160,000 seems like small change compared to what the good folks of London have to pay for their accommodation. What’s to be done? There’s nothing much that can be done in a free market, but maybe a decent rise in the rates that they pay might slow the stampede down a bit.

Because of its position and unspoilt nature, the Hall has been used many times by film and TV crews.

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o members of the public attended the September meeting of the Tideswell Parish Council. Amongst the mundane and routine tasks, the councillors have also undertaken some pleasant duties. The bolts from the “Lightning tree “ have been passed on to Tony Hill, local historian, for safe keeping. The Tideswell Living History Group had also received confirmation that the parish council has obtained the old telephone box for the grand sum of £1 and work may now be commenced on the new projected use. Watch this space for more. Residents have agreed to donate plants, which will be planted in the Pot Market flower beds, after parish council staff have dug the area. The upgrade will make that area much more pleasant for people who live here. On the garden theme also, the council has agreed to give up the allotment, so that a resident from the allotment waiting list may use it. The polytunnel will be sold for £500, please contact the clerk for details.

people that cars should not be parked on Common Land. Picnic yes, Car Park No. There is currently a vacancy on the council, and permission has been given for a new member to be co-opted. Those interested should apply to the clerk for details The chairman will update the list of councillors on the parish notice board shortly. The current team comprises: • Clerk : Lesley Bramwell 01298 872000 • Chairman :Philip Swarbrick 871862 • Vice Chair :Sue Barber 871644 • Councillors: • Mary Landon • Kath Lees • Gary Newton • Sarah Noble • Marie McGuiness • Julie Walton • Sue Willis Members of the public are most welcome to attend any of the parish council meetings which meets on the second Monday of each month in the Tideswell Library at 7.15 pm. Sue Barber, on behalf of TPC

The clerk has requested minutes of a DDDC meeting which discussed the public toilets in Tideswell, as no information has been received about the projected cost of refurbishment. It was agreed that no action be taken until such costing is available. During the better weather, families have enjoyed picnics in various areas of Tideswell, which is enjoyable for all concerned. However, the council is obliged to remind October 2012

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reassures his loyal steward that all will be well. When he calls upon his associates, instead of offering help, they hang him out to dry. After a final, vengeful banquet, Timon withdraws to a literal and emotional wasteland, living off roots and pouring curses on a morally bankrupt Athens.

Simon Russell Beale takes the title role in Shakespeare’s strange fable of consumption, debt and ruin, written in collaboration with Thomas Middleton.

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he National Theatre Live screenings at Tideswell Cinema continue with Timon of Athens at 7 pm on 1 November 2012. This production will be screened at our usual venue at The George Hotel, Commercial Road, Tideswell.

Wealthy friend to the rich and powerful, patron of the arts, ostentatious host, Timon of Athens is surrounded by free-loaders and sycophants. He vastly outspends his resources but, finding his coffers empty,

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he Club has been operating very successfully over the last few years with major funding of our Youth Leaders through a Sport England grant. This grant will be used up by the end of 2012 and we are in discussion with Derbyshire Youth Service about the future the Club. For it to continue, we will need volunteer helpers to assist the professional staff. If you think you could help, please contact Anthony Gill on 07895 773031


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Funeral Notices


here has been a stream of correspondence on the Tideswell People Facebook page about the way that notices of the death of loved ones are displayed in the village. Whilst there is no criticism implied at all about Philip at the Post Office, indeed it’s appreciated that he does display them, the debate has been fuelled about where is appropriate. Is this a case for a new notice board, somewhere prominent in the village, or is there an existing space that would be acceptable? The bard of Tideswell, Dave Greenan, offers us his view below but please contact Tina Edwards on 872257 or on the Facebook page if you have your own thoughts.



hen I depart this mortal coil, And decamp for heavenly bliss, I have but one request to make, And that my friends, is this:DO NOT announce my sad demise In the cabinet used to advertise Odds and sods, and junk galore, Affixed to the Post Office door.

‘Gardening services’, handyman needed? Pathways cleared and gardens weeded, Hedges trimmed and lawns re-seeded. Fences painted, ponds de-reeded. The running club, that should be fun. Or pay to get your ironing done. Baby sitter?, ring this number. Fitness classes?, ‘Spin’ or ‘Zumba’? Bunk beds for sale, house to rent, A curtain rail, a four berth tent. A trouser press, a chest of drawers, A party dress, internal doors. Some ‘bric-a-brac’,……And by the way, Dave Greenan died the other day. ********* When loved ones from this life depart, We don’t post the news in ‘Exchange & Mart’. And yet, in Tidza it’s placed around The ‘Wanted Ads’ and ‘Lost & Found’??! I wonder then, is it just me Who feels the lack of dignity, And total, blatant, disregard, In placing a black~bordered card In amongst the dross? Could we not find a quiet space To mount a small glass fronted case. A formal, ‘designated’ place, To announce a neighbour’s loss? D. Greenan

********* As in…….. Villa for rent in Cal-a-Dor, Kittens to good homes, Barbells, used just once before, And moulds for garden gnomes. 27

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Bonfire & Fireworks 2012 Saturday November 3rd at Bishop Pursglove School Torchlight procession leaves Fountain Square at 6.30 pm Bonfire lit at 7 pm, Fireworks at 7.30 pm Hot roast baps cooked by Philip Gibbs | Hot and cold drinks, soup etc. Tickets in advance from the post office £10 for a family - £4 for a single ticket On the gate £12 for a family - £4.50 for a single ticket Last year was a great success, come and support us and help make this event even better this year the team that came to Tideswell was largely made up of the latter - whose 1st XI won the Yorkshire & Derbyshire 1st Division this year, while their 2nd XI topped the 3rd Division. Their total of 170 wasn’t that large, and credit here is due to Matt Peakman, making his TCC debut with 8 overs for 30 runs. His Dad, Tim, hit a 50 in the Tideswell reply, but from 131-5, with the last 5 wickets going down for only 6 runs, it was the academics who took the laurels. Of the scheduled four fixtures v Baslow this summer, only the last was actually played. On a soggy pitch, Tideswell could only manage 89, largely thanks to 43 from Ben Rooke. Ben’s 8 overs with the ball only went for 17 as Baslow also found conditions difficult, Greg Taylor taking 3-15. In the end, as the rain started, Baslow crept home with 6 wickets down. With thanks to our match ball sponsors: Elliotts Fish & Chip Shop – M.Markovitz Ltd – Tideswell Stores

Leather and Willow News 2 Sept – TCC 137 vs Fir Vale 170-7 9 Sept – Sheff. Waterworks 220-6 v Tideswell 101-9 16 Sept Baslow 92-6 v Tideswell 89 Three defeats for Tideswell in slightly improved weather as the season draws to a close. Choosing to play Sheffield Waterworks in 2012 might have been tempting fate, but in fact it was a sunny afternoon and the main problem was that the hosts, whom we’ve never played before, were very good. Their 220 (Matt Jellis taking 2 of the 6 wickets to fall) was too big a target. Mike Sayers and Tim Pepper saw off the opening bowlers, and Dave Waining (26) and Sam Smith (22) consolidated, but once they were out there was little to follow. The Fir Vale game, the last home game in 2012, took place on another fine day, but it wasn’t Fir Vale that turned up. The Sheffield side have strong links with the Sheffield University Staff XI, and October 2012


October 2012 -The Village Voice  

The October 2012 issue of the Village Voice, The Tideswell and District newsletter

October 2012 -The Village Voice  

The October 2012 issue of the Village Voice, The Tideswell and District newsletter